Total Ministry Goals

When we speak of Total Ministry we refer to the concept, processes, and curriculum used by the Diocese of Northern California to revitalize congregations by developing and affirming the ministry of all baptized persons. This is a clearly focused strategy for action and for encouraging a more widely-participatory discernment of God's call to live out the promises of our baptismal covenant.

The Goals of Total Ministry flow from the theological assumptions above.

~ that Total Ministry development will build on the best of a congregation's history, respecting its experience in its context

 ~ that each Total Ministry congregation will be equipped to meet its basic ministry needs from among its members, while enjoying the consultation and support of a Regional Missioner and/or other ministry professional(s), and working interdependently with other congregations of the cluster and the Diocese

~ that each Total Ministry congregation will call a ministry team gifted in sharing tasks, committed to strengthening the ministry of all the members, and leading in envisioning opportunities for mission and for learning

~ that each Total Ministry team will show commitment to lifelong learning and ongoing development, including the calling and incorporating of new members

~ that Total Ministry congregations will show other congregations in the diocese the rich possibilities of heeding the call to ministry for all believers and thus revitalizing their congregational life.

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